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those days. it was the bill clinton administration in 1994. >> and as an activist, who went over to help train many of the political workers, president mandela wanted us to be there to help them with their transition, to encourage people who had never before ever voted to get comfortable with the process. it really was a very special moment. >> i remember when i interviewed him in cape town, mr. ambassador, you'll remember there, in march of 1998, bill clinton was there the day before, nelson mandela took him as president of south africa on a tour of robin island where he was in the cell for, what, 16 years. >>> and there were reports during that time on robben island, there were reports of that. he said that's ridiculous. this is a new south africa. he was totally confident in the face and people of south africa. >> el had had -- if you had just done the greatest negotiations ever, to hand over power peacefully, without undue compromise, but with sufficient compromise, i think that he understood that he was giving those generals more than a place in the sand. he was giving them the free
, as well from the ntsb. other news we're following, the former president of the united states bill clinton weighs in on the latest obama care developments. president clinton recently said president obama should keep his promise, let people keep their doctors and insurance plans. so what is his latest assessment of the affordable care act? juan carlos lopez of cnn espanol is just back from a one-on-one interview with clinton. how did it go? what did he say about obama care, juan carlos? >> wolf it, went very well. the president on his way to of brazil, clinton global initiative. we did speak about what he said about obama care. i guess this is obama care 2.0 launched today, this is what he said about his previous statement and been possible future problems within health reform. >> is it because you are setting the way for mrs. clinton to run, and second, are the problems with obama care limited to the website? >> the answer to the first question is no. first of all, i said nothing about this. not one word until the president himself spoke. and it was obvious to me listening to him that he w
. >> jack quinn is the white house counsel under bill clinton. he went onto cable a lot and defended the president during a lot of his campaign finance problems during his two terms. he met ed gillespie, who was then a republican operative in green rooms. they had this green room friendship. people become friends. and in ed and jack's case, they went into business together. they started quinn gillespie, the first real major sort of bipartisan lobbying firm. >> one stop lobbying. >> one stop lobbying. you want to deal with republicans, you want to get to republicans, you go here. you want to get to democrats, you go here. they founded them so they -- their firm's founded in 2000. jack quinn got into some trouble in 2001 after he successfully lobbied bill clinton to pardon his law client, marc rich. >> fugitive. >> fugitive marc rich. there was a big to-do then. jack was big time in the barrel. he's hauled before congress. he feels like he's being looked at in restaurants. and ed gillespie said, "look, jack, in a few months everyone's going to forget about this and all they're going t
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to move you to a different politician. and that is bill clinton who famously gave democrats cover, as we say, and said, well, i actually think he ought to let people keep their health care coverage. caused quite the stir. he did an interview with our juan carlos lopez and talked about that moment when he said, i think the president ought to change his mind on this. >> i got a lot at stake here personally in the work i have done for health care and the work i tried to support -- the support i have tried to give the president, and hillary does, too. >> i love the and hillary does, too. it caught more than a few ears because my feeling is that hillary clinton, were she to run say in 2016 for president, would like this off the table and would like to have distance from it. >> well, i don't know if i agree with that because i still do think that the politics will at the end of the day will play out in our favor as folks see what the difference is between the two sides, but, look, you know, if people think it is news that bill and hillary clinton consider themselves partners in a lot of their
bill clinton was the featured speaker. bill clinton's relationship with nelson mandela was really, really powerful, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, wolf. i know they both cherished it, president mandela cherished it and i know president clinton did. in some ways maybe it's presumptuous to say it was a little bit of a father/son relationship. clinton looked up to mandela. mandela was an adviser to him and almost a very personal intimate way, and they shared a real bond, and i loved those beautiful photographs of when clinton went with mandela to robben island and you see them both looking out of mandela's old cell, very powerful. >> i interviewed nelson mandela the day after that visit to robben island back in march of 1998, and during that interview, he spoke glowingly of president clinton, but he also made it clear he did not a have a problem criticizing various u.s. policies and making it clear we an international agenda, there you see a picture of the former president bill clinton, he was president with nelson mandela in the cell in robben island and you see first lady hill
of state hillary clinton. they'll be joined in south africa by bill clinton and former president jimmy carter and mrs. carter. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is standing by. brianna, what do we know about the president's itinerary and his specific role in the memorial service? >> well, wolf, he will be among six foreign dignitaries who will be giving remarks during what is really an extensive program to take place in south africa honor agmandela. he is on this historic flight to what we're expecting will be the largest gathering of world leaders in their history. we're told by a white house official this is not something he had worked on until he was i guess instructed or invited by the south african government to make these remark at the memorial service. but there's also another sort of historic element to this trip, this flight that president obama is on right now. imagine this, sitting around the conference table of the private conference room on board air force one, the obamas as well as formser president george w. bush and first lady laura bush and former secretary
than a million people visited the site on monday. former president bill clinton spoke about the law yesterday saying the legacy will not be impacted as long as the flaws are fixed. >> if the computer problems are all fixed and it's up and running by -- and healthy in the next several weeks, i think the damage will be minimal. when president bush passed a bill to provide drug coverage to senior citizens under the medicare program, it was more unpopular when it was passed and there were lots of problems in the beginning with the computers. so the effects would be minimal? >> if it's fixed, yes, that's right. we need to see if this can be worked through. i think within four or five months people will be talking about something entirely different. and they'll be -- and no one will want to repeal this law. they want it to work. >> the pentagon has just appointed the highest ranking woman ever and she's pretty well known inside military circles and perhaps to some movie fans as well. her name is christine fox. she is acting defense secretary. and she inspired the character in one of the f
of the short attention span. they lived through vices of our obsession, i think the former clinton communications guy who said the white house press corps is like the kids at a soccer game they just chase the ball. so we've chased the ball and now we'll chase another one for a while. that's my question. what does the white house think the issues are that can take the 37%, 38% and bump it up. >> if people get coverage and it's cheaper. they think at the end of the day they will reward the politicians that voted for it. people have to get on the site. they have to be able to get the insurance. they have to see a subsidy that allows home to get insurance that costs them less. they are getting better benefits. those two things don't happen. big promise was not kept. >> really quickly, willie, i figured it out. very excited. figured out where i'll put the picture of willie. >> good. >> in my household. >> where? >> right there. you like that? >> there he go. >> i put on my paisley smoking jacket at night and sit there. >> you got the stylist for the lili pulitzer campaign. >> kind of cr
, president bill clinton spoke with us and remember when bill clinton said president obama should honor his, if you like it you can keep it pledge? clinton says those comments were not intended to distance his wife and her potential white house candidacy from any obama care headaches. here he was. >> i was trying to be supportive of it. i don't think you can find anybody in america who worked harder for his re-election or support of this bill or went out of the way to explain the bill more than i did. there's no politics there. i didn't say anything until he talked. i'm trying to be supportive. i do think we have to get the website up and we have to work. is it confined to the website? that's the biggest problem because if the website is working and everybody can see what their options are, then in most states, most people will have a good option, which will be the same or less costly than the one they had before that will cover the same or more conditions. so, i think it will be all right. but, know there was no politics involved. >> when asked if hillary clinton will run for president bec
bill clinton and hillary clinton also expected to attend. no word yet if the clintons will be flying on air force one with presidents obama and bush. we've just learned a spokesman for former president carter also telling nbc he is going to south africa as part of the elders delegation. he will not be on air force one with the obamas. new today in politics, president obama is scheduled to speak this hour about u.s.-israeli relations in the current environment. part of a forum sponsored by the saban center at the brookings institute. other speakers include secretary of state john kerry, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. new today, the president is calling on congress to extend unemployment benefits set to expire on december 28th. >>. >> the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicted allowing them to expire will be a drag on economic growth next year. a report by the department of labor and my council of economic advisors estimated could cost businesses 240,000 jobs. and without the ability to feed their families or pay the bills, many people currently looking for work
. two of them have been cleared to resume classes. >>> bill clinton recently sat down with cnn and talked about his wife's chances of running for president, joe biden, and his critique of obama care. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. and i think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year working hard on the problems that we have. we have very serious challenges in american and responsibilities around the world. i think it's a big mistake this constant four-year complain. we need to deal with the business we have before us. >> what kind of president do you think vice president joe biden would make? >> if he runs and he's a nominee, i'll try to help him. i think the world of him. i think -- we've been friends. i first remember working with him when he was the chairman of the judiciary committee to the senate and i was a governor and he asked me to testify in a judicial hearing for him. and i had to file a testimony because i had to go to asia. but i've known him for years and years. and i have a very high opinion of him. i care
to arrive in johannesburg early tomorrow morning. joining them will be former presidents bill clinton and george w. bush, david cameron and ban ki-moon among scores of other dignitaries. errol barnett in johannesburg for us. tomorrow is taking place in soccer city during the world cup, a huge stadium, 90,000 plus seats. given the interest and the crowds behind you now, will that be big enough to accommodate everybody? >> reporter: in a word, john, no, and that's why the government has facilitated three, count them three overthrow stadiums for people who want to attend tuesday's memorial service, plus they will be broadcasting the ceremony via livestream to 90 big screens set up all over the country. john, i'm not sure how many university football games you've been to but what's happening around me now you could compare to a battle of the bonds. over my right shoulder a south african group, over my left a nigerian group who has come here and outside nelson mandela's home where he passed away late thursday evening to add to the euphoria and celebrations here, paying respects to a man wh
year, it's a setback. >> here's another aspect of it. we look ahead to 2016. hillary clinton and health care. we've done some checking on this and hear republicans talking a lot about hillary clinton in this context. listen. >> if you like your plan, you can keep it? that was not accidental. that was following the lessons from the fight over hillary care. what took hillary care down is that people realized, holy cow, i might lose my health insurance, i might lose my doctor. >> who ever thought this was going to work? but i have to tell you, this is really hillary care. >> we can't forget she was the original author of hillary care back in, i believe, 1983, and that would have been a disaster as well. >> i would think they would be a little more artful. the leading candidate is clearly obvious. i don't think it shows them being agile in putting forth what they would do, because they have offered nothing. >> they're sticking to the playbook. they've tried 50 times to repeal it, and for what? we know the system is broken. what's the fix? >> the republican really messed up with the governme
of action in washington. to quote former president clinton, this takes some brass. >> the american people work hard, and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. the senate, the president continue to stand in the way of the people's priorities. >> the people's priorities? let's take a look at some of those priorities. 76% want an increase in the minimum wage. how about focusing on that? 77% want a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. there's a priority you should focus on. and nearly one year after the newtown tragedy, 89% support background checks. earth to speaker boehner. those are the people's priorities. joining me now is congressman jim mcdermott, democrat from washington. thanks for coming on the show tonight. >> good to be here, al. >> they are holding hearings on aliens with just seven workdays left in this year. what do you make of that, congressman? >> well, it's amazing to watch them while away the hours doing nothing. not only did they have a hearing on that. today they had another hearing on health ca
president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> all right, mr. thrill up his leg chris matthews of t-ball had a well rehearsed interview with his hero, his demi-god barack obama. of course they were playing softba softball. we'll have it after the break. and pastor rick war with ren opens up about the death of his son and his latest project. we want to hear from you. log onto hannitylive.foxnews.com. share your thoughts on this and more. hannitylive.foxnews.com this was the hardest decision i've ever had to make. jim, i adore the pool at your hotel. anna, your hotels have wondrous waffle bars. ryan, your hotels' robes are fabulous. i have twelve of them. twelve? shhhh, i'm worth it& what i'm trying to say is, it's so hard to pick just one of you, so i'm choosing all of you with hotels.com. a loyalty program that requires no loyalty. plus members can win a free night every day only at hotels.com [announcer]...if you think the best bed for one of you might be a compromise for the other one... [woman]ask me about our tempur-pedic. [announcer] they'
about as a possible alternative to hillary clinton in 2016. let me play a little bit of an interview she did with rachel maddow. >> we have a retirement crisis in america. this is no time, this is the last time to be talking about cutting social security. this is the moment when we talk about expanding social security. >> well, noelle, to the big tent idea angela was talking about, social security is a sacred cow. is that the kind of message that will resonate with a lot of americans on both sides of the aisle? >> well, i think when you start tampering with social security, i think you're going to get the attention of a lot of americans. but i think right now, you know, my personal opinion as a republican strategist is i think that the lunatic fringe from both parties need to be cut and i think the further -- tthe democratic party moves to the left, the extreme left wing, the worse it's going to get. you've got to remember that president obama campaigned originally more like reagan. and when he got to be president, we got more of the likes of jimmy carter. so i think that although it ral
nixon, ronald reagan, bill clinton -- you look at their calendar and you can see what's important to them. even if you don't know anything about what was going on at that time, look at that calendar and you'll see what their priorities are. in the case of president obama, if you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that is focused or has much interest in health care at all. >> they say that -- they went on to say they have a list of all their meetings. 277 private meetings with 16 other cabinet members. 277 with 16 other cabinetmakers -- cabinetmakers, they pretty much make their own cabinets in the white house. so that just shows a lack of focus, a lack of interest. it remind me of the fact that i remember when james woolsey was the director of the c.i.a. with bill clinton. he didn't have much interest in surveillance, intelligence and international affairs when he got started. it all changes and people used to say james woolsey never gets to see the president. it does play into a narrative we're beginning to see. it's beginning to show the president, even though
service that will be attended by the president barack obama and his wife. president clinton and president george w. bush. and pop stars, actresses, actors, global dignitaries from around the world. south africa is really gearing up for a period of mourning that i can't really think of having occurred in the world before now. all of this for just one remarkable man. >> schieffer: all right. thank you so much. so many of us came to know nelson mandela during his long struggle to bring freedom to south africa but maya angelo came to know him at the very beginning his crusade back in the 1960s. she is in one stop-salem, north carolina, it is such a pleasure to have you. how did you come to know nelson mandela? >> good morning, and how wonderful it is to speak with you. mr. mandela was an anc member, actually one of the founders of the african national union. african national congress i was married to a south african freedom fighter was a member of the pac, pan-african congress. they were archrivals. mr. mandela came to egypt where i was living and i had been so used to these rivals arguing a
. bush and his wife will join them, president clinton and jimmy carter attending also. a big test for south africa's government as it plans the memorial expecting 94,000 people at fnb stadium where they had the world cup in 2010 and another 100,000 plus expected outside at overflow areas around the city. many details were worked out well in advance. politico is reporting the last-minute services are pretty daunting. concerns from the motorcade route to his safety once inside. meanwhile, sunday marked an official day of prayer across south africa. but in churches the scene was as much celebratory as mournful. other parts of the world, ukraine's president facing major unrest and a 48-hour deadline threat to disband his government. anti-government protesters yesterday toppled the stature of lenin. he's, of course, the founder of the soviet union, demonstrators took turns attacking the statue with hammers sort of reminiscent of the berlin wall falling in the early '90s and smashed it to pieces. other protesters shouted glory to ukraine. a spokesman said it was an act of barbarism. the
they got jimmy carter and president clinton. i used to be the second string and i got a couple out. but in this case, there has to be some kind of an end game. the fact that they have two. the fact that one of them is a war veteran. >> cnn's pentagon correspondent live at the pentagon, barbara starr. my dad was a war veteran. that must have been very painful for him to do? >> swee decision diplomats have been able to visit him and bring in medication for his heart that we are told he needs. but still, of course, carol, his family wants him home. north koreanian state media released video of '85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten policy. >> in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about -- >> reporter: they say he's guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war. and now 60 years later, planning to try to meet up with anti-come myist grill las. but was he coerced into a confession? >> the two biggest signs were imperfect english and the second sign is all the languages that praises the regime. i think those with dead
of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. >> there's a tough question. joining me with with reaction, none other than the president of the media center brother brent bozell. sir, how are you? >> brother hannity, how are we doing? >> say sean hannity gets to interview the president. what, at this moment, you have an audience, what are the main questions you think you would ask the president? i'll give you my list off the top. what do you say to people you promised if you like your plan they keep their plan. what do you think say to people who lost their doctor when they could keep it. what do you say to families who you promised would save on average $2500 per family per year. what about you said $900 billion and now it's $7 trillion or $8 trillion. did you know people couldn't keep they ever plan but say it anyway? were those questions asked, no. >> no, no. how about just asking the question, mr. president, just yesterday you spoke to a national audience and lied and said the republicans have no plans. the republicans have been putting out one
in the next year. >> if that is the case, what then? ed rollins, doug chin, former adviser to bill clinton. gentlemen, good day to you. the first question will be managed by my esteemed colleague. >> he's a gentleman and a scholar. >> some days. doug, 59% of people in this new poll, they say it is unlikely that obama care's problems will be fixed in 2014. they're not believing i guess the president's assurances that it's almost fixed. >> which is what's behind two initiatives. first, the 21-day sales pitch for obama care that is starting to work and the other, which is to try and change the subject and the other to talk about income equality, because it's a message the president believes pete beats the republican message of no. in what obama's trying to do is change their mind and distract them to try to minimize the political. >> that's a tough mountain to climb, don't you think? this is all the talk, man, until you figure it out, got a big challenge. >> he's had a couple of year to get ready for this thing and failed miserably getting it out of the box. young people are not going to sign
will be there, including four u.s. presidents, president obama and former president george w. bush, clinton, and carter. the body of nelson mandela will lay in state three days in the capital of pretoria and then he'll be buried at his home village several hundred miles away. one more note, jamie and eric, one more note we're seeing in the media, thursday night when nelson mandela passed, he was off life support. he was breathing on his own. he was sleeping. according to one person who was there, he just seemed to give up. he fought and won so many more battles before that. back to you. >> all right, greg. much more on his life and legacy in just a moment. thank you. >>> former new york city mayor david dinkins will be joining us coming up. meanwhile lawmakers on capitol hill are getting harsh criticism as their approval rating dipped. is the so-called do nothing congress doing more than we think. >> as we said and as jamie just mentioned, the world is mourning the death of nelson mandela. the next guest, the guy right there on the left, he was the first official to welcome mandela to our c
and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charlene. >> reporter: right now, david, it is pouring down rain, and in south africa rain is a sign of good for tutune
debate inside the democratic party. you have the centrist democrats of the bill clinton era that were always closest to business. then you have someone who is fixated and focused on addressing this issue of inequality over the course of this presidency. this is a fascinating political and policy speech. >> when you're heading into a midterm does that indicate this could be a tough issue for some democrats in tough re-election battles. >> it could. this is not an issue swing voters are necessarily focused on. this is about the democratic base, social justice, issues that rile up the base. to some extent, i think the president is trying to get enthusiasm from his base. you have today and the last couple of weeks protests around the cover over the issue of minimum wage and fast food. >> timely. >> this is timely, cutting edge, coupled with a push to raise the minimum wage which appears to the base. there are political risks for the president. he's framing this as a moral issue. you have a fascinating dynamic. the super rich and the middle class, stock market all-time but poverty also at
era -- remember that midterm election in bill clinton's first term, the republican revolution when they took the house for first time in a generation, the dozens of seats, that congress put the harry truman do-nothing congress to shame, passing only 88 laws in 1995. that is on record as the least productive congress in the united states, 1995. but now, oh, baby, usa! usa! new record! right now, john boehner's congress, this congress right now has passed fewer than 60 public laws in the whole year. unless some miracle happens in the roughly five minutes that john boehner plans to have congress working between now and the end of the year, we are about to set a new, all-time record, an all-time american record, since the history of our country, about to set a new all-time record for the size of the ratio between what we pay these guys and what they do. it's kind of easy to see what happened. i mean, if you spend all of your time and all of your effort saying you're going to repeal obama care, which is not actually going to happen, then that takes up time in which you could be actually
for decades and bill clinton whom everyone feels is such a great political figure was unable to get this health care passed and he, barack obama, did. he knows he's taking a big gamble but i'm not willing to say the failure of the website alone will kill the deal and great society. i don't think so. >> howard fineman, you have the two boys very energized right now. >> sec. >> yeah, man. >> deep freeze, downright bone chilling weather making its way across the country. we'll check in with our friends at the weather channel and spin on the city everyone is buzzing about today. there's much more in the cycle. [ male announcer ] at humana, understanding what makes you different is what makes us different. we take the time to get to know you and your unique health needs. then we help create a personalized healthcare experience that works for you. and you. and you. with 50 years of know-how, and a dedicated network of doctors, health coaches, and wellness experts, we're a partner you can rely on -- today, and tomorrow. we're going beyond insurance to become your partner in health. humana.
challenge to the expected democratic front runner hillary clinton. >>> those are a couple things we thought you should know. now it's time for the gut check. we showed you the protests going on in more than 100 cities across the country. it's a campaign to raise the minimum federal wage, but the movement faces an uphill battle with a number of companies warning that they would have to raise prices if wages are hiked. according to "the new york times," industry experts suggest that prices could increase by as much as 60%. some reports say a $3, for example, would go up to $3.60. so what does your gut tell you? would you be willing to pay more for fast food if it meant higher wages for workers? go to newsnation.msnbc.com to cast that vote. and that does it for this edition of "news nation." we'll see you tomorrow. "the cycle" is up next. if you're seeing spots before your eyes... it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in ju
presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. bitter cold temperatures, snow and freezing rain continue to grip much of the country. powerful storms stretching from texas to ohio is causing power outages, treacherous driving conditions and is blamed for several deaths. it is forecast to think mid atlantic states later today. merrill newman arrived at san francisco airport yesterday after being held in north korea for several weeks. the 85-year-old korean war vet was touring the country when he was detained by north korean authorities. he says he is delighted to be home. ♪ >> jennifer of massachusetts nearly pulled off one of the world's biggest upset in bay route, lebanon placing third in the arabs got talent competition. not bad for a 23-year-old american who barely speaks any arabic. syrian das troupe cima took first prize. >> today's weather in a word, cold, arctic air has put the country in a deep-freeze, snow and icy rain could make it a mess as well. for most of us the cold and wet will continue for the next few days. >> i was riding -- >> osgood: hat, writer, director
. vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i'll say. both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents. and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever. and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to you name it, he's been there. hillary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we've ever had. and help to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in when i first came into office around the world. and rebuild confidence and trust in the united states. and they've got different strengths, but both of them would be outstanding. i'd say the most important qualities of any president. i'm not necessarily saying i have these qualities because i'm speaking historically. i think has to do with more than anything a sense of connection with the amer
accompanied by president bill clinton who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own first black president. and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sasha. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa embraced a future and he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> let's just take a look at the johannesburg stock market. we saw in the past half an hour, there was a five-minute pause to trade to go mark mandela's passing. it's been one of the stronger performers so far this year, 13 plus percent the size of the gains. the currency, the opposite story that we've seen pressure on the south african rand of late. dollar/rand rates are up, which means the rand has been down 24% so far this year. we've seen further gains extended across the xetra dax. still a couple hundred points as what w
. as it happened, i just went to a screening last week hosted by john mccain and hillary clinton at the kennedy center for the new film about mandela's life. i could tell you, kelly, it is -- it is a staggering lifetime that he led. the distance that he traveled from a poor kid in south africa where opportunities were foreclosed to turning briefly to violence after the frustrations of that movement and the massacre that occurred in sharkville in south africa in 1960. he was jailed after a trial. and then emerged triumphant and somebody that the entire world could look up to. this is -- you can bet that president obama's going to be heard on this before too long. and we've lost somebody that deserves emulation everywhere. >> i don't know, i just want to bring people a little bit of background information here about mandela's condition over the last couple of months. he had been three months in the hospital with the recurrent lun september, originally. but those lung problems attributed to the tuberculosis he contracted during 27 years in prison before he led his country to democracy, subject of
zones, bill clinton had empowerment zones. this is a new twist on an old idea. >> stick with me. we'll stay on this question of the old ideas and new ideas and whether we are a better country than this. up next, the movement demanding better jobs is growing exponentially even as the unemployment numbers are falling dramatically. we'll talk more with amy about the fast food workers debates. [ mom ] because we have people over so often, we've learned how to stretch our party budget. ♪ the only downer? my bargain brand towel made a mess of things. so goodbye so-called bargain brands, hello bounty basic. the affordably priced towel that's an actual bargain. watch how one select-a-size sheet of bounty basic is 50% stronger than a full sheet of the bargain brand. it takes a strong towel to stretch a budget. bounty basic. the strong but affordable picker upper. and try charmin basic. in the nation, what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love is strange so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your si
clinton and even some of their best friends. but this is just more laughing to keep from crying. all of this was the latest example of how a country, our country, is still unable to properly discuss race, in a society increasingly forgettable about structural racism and the way it pervades our nation. we noticed the flashpoints of horror, the shooting of trayvon martin and jordan davis and remeisha mcbride. we produced outrage about the stories is like this one where a 13-year-old girl was placed in protective custody when police didn't believe the two black men when he was traveling with were her legal guardians. no, there isn't any more to that story, they were just standing, waiting for a bus when they were arrested. charges were finally dropped this week, but, listen, far too often, in our public discourse about racism, we get stuck on the individual manifestations of explicit racial bias. and while hurling the n-word may be easy to identify as racist, it might also be the least impactful act of all racism, with which we should be concerned. instead of working ourselves into a tw
't disagree. >> i'm appealing to you, stand up and be -- >> i'm sitting down -- >> i think bill clinton was a republican. are you sure he was a democrat? >> i have no idea. >> senator kerrey will be with us for the rest of the program. >> do you want to be called senator or governor? >> you can call me bob. >> he wants to be senator. don't call anyone governor. >> walking dead, don't spoil it. >>> up next, dow chemical announces significant revamp, joining us after the break. and later this morning, what brown can do for you this holiday season. we hear from the cfo of u.p.s. about how to handle the holiday rush. >>> dow >>> dow chemical has announced its intention to sell part of the commodity chemicals business representing up to $5 billion in total revenue. and joining us now is the president, chairman and ceo of the dow chemical company. andrew, it's good to see you. and we always kind of grapple with this. business is attractive to someone. it's a commodities business. a good business, a steady business. why is it attractive to someone other than dow? why is it more attractive to t
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